Thursday, March 18, 2010

brightens my day


About 7 years ago I think I told Collin not to buy me flowers because they are a waste of money. What was I thinking? Thank goodness he never listened to me.
Because I take it all back. :)
If I'm going to stand at my kitchen sink for many hours of the day it might as well be beautiful too. breakfast... second breakfast... lunch... rinse repeat... dinner.
The tiny vases are from Target and other random ones I've collected.

If you don't have any small vases, here's an excuse to buy some Orange Crush or your favorite soda pop. Cheers!

PS Thanks for the fantastic questions. I am excited to start tackling them this weekend! Feel free to add to them. elizabeth.kartchne(at)gmail(dot)com

29 comments:

Melissa Mann said...

love those crush bottles with the flowers!!

suezi said...

i told my husband the same thing and it is one of my "duh what was I thinkin" moments. After 2o years it is hard to retrain him. I just go out and buy my own now. I love the daffodils at Trader Joe's. they put a smile on my face every time!

Collin said...

I've learned that women say the opposite of what they really mean...."I don't want flowers"..."I really don't need nice clothes"..."You look skinnier today, Collin"....etc.

Jennifer said...

Cute idea. What a great excuse for gourmet soda!

elizabeth kartchner said...

That last one is true Collin... xoxo

laura vegas said...

i'm one of those that doesn't care for flowers (i like flowers, don't get me wrong), and tells my hubby NOT to buy them for me. lol! but after seeing your cute paper flowers in your booth, i went and bought some of those tiny vases from target. now if only i could get around to making the paper flowers to go in them ;)

Jenn said...

Sad to say I also told my hunny not to buy me flowers but when he does I keep them until the last petal falls. I would buy my own if I ever remember to...

alicia king said...

lol! I don't want flowers, I'd rather have scrapbooking stuff or clothes :) but they are pretty to look at!

Kimber-Leigh said...

your flowers are so cheerful!
the only time i don't like my husband to buy flowers is at v-day...the price hike is just ridiculous to me!

emily said...

so cute liz! i've been wanting to do something similar to my window above our sink. you've inspired me :)
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Sharon said...

My thinking- that is the reason God made flowers! Luckily my husband thinks so too :) too cute that Collin reads your blog AND comments...good man...good man...

Tammie said...

I think the "crush" vases are my faves! hehehe....love your blog...your family obviously shares some serious love and some serious fun! Gotta be thankful for both!

Lisa G. said...

Beautiful!

Starr said...

They are incredibly pretty :)
Is that a little white plant pot with a bird on in the second photo? It looks cute!

Chloe said...

That looks so incredibly beautiful! Would almost make you WANT to do dishes! LOL!

j.leija said...

jones soda would be so cute too! just saw that you can personalize your bottles :) http://www.jonessoda.com/

Bonnie said...

you two are the cutest! I wish my husband would "pop" in on my block or even hijack it like Colin does...but I am afraid I ain't got a writer for a husband. However, he does me flowers out the blue...

I have a question about your Dear lizzy products: I bought your book (love it by the way) It's available here in South Africa, do you know if your products are or if they will be internationally at some stage? I would love to get my crafty, paint-stained hands on your line.

efratkashat said...

Wow, this is SO pretty! Thanks a lot for sharing! :)

LovetoScrapLeslie said...

I'm terrible at flower arranging and have hesitated on splurging on flowers til now...I love how you put a flower in each of the vases (even I could do that). As always, I love the inspiration that you provide on your blog! TKS!

Leslie

P.S. Tks also for sharing where you found the adorable vases--got to love Target!

Jamie Lynn said...

Hi! I just finished your wonderful book! I loved it! Lots of great information! I just wanted to say Hi and tell you what a great job you did and how proud you should be of yourself! :)Have a good day!
Jamie
lovelongtime.blogspot.com

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

LOVE. these images made me happy.

Jen said...

Very very cute!

Anonymous said...

I have some questions :)

1.Where do you shop? Your style is soo cute!
2.What kind of camera do you use?
3.I know you do a lot of traveling and stuff but is scrapbooking like your full time job? Or do you have another job. I think its amazing to make a career doing something so fun and creative! Thats a dream come true!!
And last one just cause Im curious..
A long time ago you posted a photo of a dog which I believed was yours, do you have any pets? :)
I have seven dogs, and two birds. hahaha

-angie

Rebekah Williams said...

Your blog never disappoints! Every time I visit there is new eye candy (or orange soda) to devour.

Renee Zwirek said...

HI! Thanks so much for putting The Show by Lenka back on your playlist. My silly monkey heard it, came down the stairs, and started skipping and dancing in a circle saying, "It's My Faborite Song, Mama!!!!" "I Wuuuuuv Wanka." She cracks me up :) Thanks so much!!! That just made my day.

story of a boy & a girl said...

This idea is adorable!! Gotta love it! Flowers always make me so happy, there's just something about them, the brighten up the room! xo

Michelle said...

Oh! I collect old bottles, sometimes, but they don't have any cute flowers in them yet. :) though hubby likes to collect them on walks, so I hope with Spring around the corner they'll fill up soon. Lovely!

annh said...

Love the photographs - makes you smile just looking at all those flowers.
Enjoy

Wati Basri said...

don't we ladies just love flowers :) and great pics there!